October

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Baseball sluggers say: Pass Employee Free Choice

Twelve major league baseball players, including three playing in the World Series, have announced their support for the Employee Free Choice Act.

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Supreme Court upholds striking workers' rights in 10-year battle

HARTFORD, Conn. — After a 10-year battle, nursing home workers won a precedent-setting Supreme Court ruling this week.

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Labor, progressives, manufacturers meet: ‘Think big & bold’ to rebuild economy

WASHINGTON — A jam-packed conference here Oct. 29 demanded bold action for a new, green manufacturing economy.

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“No contract, no work,” says Philadelphia transport union

Transport Workers Union (TWU) Local 234 has voted to authorized a strike at the end of this week, if continuing negotiations do not result in a contract by October 31

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Coming back to the NLRB’s core mission

The son of an Iowa coal miner is pleased that the United States has moved closer now to enforcing a piece of the law that has too often been ignored.

Labor hits union busting by immigration agency

An important report by the AFL-CIO, American Rights at Work and the National Employment Law Project paints a shocking picture of how, under the Bush administration, ICE, (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) ran roughshod over the rights of immigrant workers and blocked enforcement of labor law.

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If you’re sick, come in anyway!

In reaction to the swine flu epidemic, unions are pushing for guaranteed sick days.

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Congress Hotel strikers set record

CHICAGO – “This is an embarrassing day for the city of Chicago,” declared Guadalupe Perez a striking Congress Hotel worker at an Oct. 26 action honoring the strike.

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Workers win biggest back pay award in history!

The Fluor Daniel Corp. has agreed to pay $12 million to 167 workers it denied jobs 15 years ago because they belonged to or were organizing for one of four different unions.

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Unions confront insurers as they plot to block reform

Insurance company CEOs meeting in Washington Oct. 22 hid from 600 angry trade unionists who tried to get them to listen to people victimized by their companies.

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